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People Are Calling Out The Celebrities Who Don't Deserve Their Fame, And It's Eye-Opening

·2 min read

People across the internet are calling out the celebrities they believe don't deserve their fame — and it's sparking an important dialogue about whom our society chooses to worship and why.

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It all started when Reddit user Richard Apetroaia asked, "What celebrity really doesn’t deserve to be a celebrity?" The thread quickly went viral, garnering thousands of responses.


Here are some of the top-voted answers:

1."James Charles."

James Charles
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2."Chris Brown. The fact that he was so quickly accepted back into mainstream music is gross."

Chris Brown
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3."Serial killers. I don't know how anyone can idolize such sick beings. So many times, the victims get put on the back burner and pretty much forgotten."

Ted Bundy
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4."The Duggars! Overpopulating, sexist, racist, and Josh Duggar."

The Duggars
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5."June Shannon, aka 'Mama June.'"

Honey Boo Boo and Mama June
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6."The Teen Mom cast."

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7."James Corden. I hate that he’s everywhere and in everything."

James Corden
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8."Any politician. They all want to be celebrities instead of leading and making positive progress."

Ted Cruz
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9."R. Kelly, Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein…all those rapist celebrities."

R. Kelly
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10."Jenny McCarthy."

Jenny McCarthy
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11."Jake and Logan Paul."

Jake and Logan Paul
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12."Any celebrity who got famous from dancing on TikTok."

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13."Addison Rae came out of fucking nowhere, and all a sudden she’s a big deal? Come on, guys. Seriously? Influencers seem to just be handed things, and it really isn’t fair, especially when they could be taking a spot in a movie or show that someone else is more qualified for."

Addison Rae
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14."Elon Musk is famous because he's rich and likes to talk shit on social media."

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15."Piers Morgan. Don't know why he is tolerated."

Piers Morgan
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16."The royal family. I just don’t understand why anyone gives a fuck about them."

The British royal family
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17."All of the YouTubers and influencers."

Shane Dawson
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18."All of the Kardashians. I don’t even know what they are famous for. I don’t really care about them, I just hate the fact that they earn tons of money just for…well, just for being them."

Kris, Kourtney, Khloé, and Kim on the red carpet
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And finally...

19."Donald Trump."

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You can read the full thread of responses on Reddit.

Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.